BC Fiddle ‘Treat at Gavin Lake BC

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REGISTER now to join in the fun at this Camp.  From Novice to Advanced, our Camp provides instruction by top notch instructors for improving fiddle, guitar and piano keyboard skills.  Included are Jam sessions, a variety of workshops on interesting related topics as well as evening entertainment and family dancing every night!    

Watch for special Workshop presentations by percussionist Robert Jenne and possibly presentations by accordionist Bev Eggen.



Fiddle Instructors: 

Daniel Lapp, Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy, Anita Mamela, Ingrid Johnston, Kai Gronberg and Michael Burnyeat  

Piano Instructors: 

Emmett Hodgins 

Guitar Instructors: 

Craig McGregor Craig started his career as a pop musician but for the past three decades he has been playing various styles of roots music including Swing and Celtic and is often in demand as an accompanist for many of Canada’s great fiddlers. 

 He has taught at the BC Swing Camp, The Georgia Straight Guitar Workshop, Gavin Lake ‘Treat and Camp Calvin.  He has performed at the Vancouver Celtic Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest and Vancouver Folk Festival as well as other festivals in BC and Washington.  He is currently working on his third self-published guitar manual “The Moves”. 

Greg Nixon – Greg Nixon hails from Williams Lake, his family home since 1979.  He has actively taught guitar in his home since 2005 to youth and adults in this area.  He enjoys a variety of playing styles and always loves learning new things. 

He has been involved with the Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society as a guitar instructor/mentor since about 2012.  He invites guitar students to come to Gavin Lake to experience new things to learn. 

CAMP SCHEDULE includes class instruction for fiddle, guitar and piano keyboard for NOVICE, LOW INTERMEDIATE, HIGH INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED students. Students must have their own fiddle, guitar or keyboard.

Daily WORKSHOPS are scheduled for all to attend.  These are interesting topics that expand  your learning experience. NEW THIS YEAR will be a workshop with an experienced percussionist.

Daily JAMS, both slow and fast, each are chaired by an instructor- a  must for all abilities to attend.  Bring along any other instruments that you brought to camp and play along at jams sessions or other entertainment segments of the week.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT every night are treats that all must attend – an instructors concert, the famous Gavin Lake Radio show and ending the week with the Final Student Concert.  The very popular Family Dance for all ages tops off each night with an orchestra of instructors and students and a dance floor filled with enthusiastic dancers.


REGISTRATION  is by Download of Registration Form and E-MAIL to    jean3gelinas@gmail.com    

Send one form for each registrant.  More information is on the Registration Form including price – check it out!     

Phone Jean at 250-992-5081 if you have any questions.   

Payment will be made by e-transfer or cheque once it is confirmed that you are registered.        

All registrations will be recorded on a first come, first serve basis and once 150 registrants have been  reached, you will be notified that your registrations become a WAIT LIST. 


 All registrants must be prepared for CAMPING only, including bringing your own food -there will be no meals available except for Instructors and staff.  We have a large walk-in cooler so arrangements can be made to assist campers with storage of perishable items.  

  • Refreshments and snacks that are offered will be for ALL campers and you are invited to join in for coffee breaks.  A never-ending supply of coffee and tea will be available to all. 
  • Camp has excellent well water and is available for all to use – fill up your container at the stand pipe in camp. 
  • There is a main shower house and toilet facilities 
  • Cabins will be used as classrooms and instructor accomodation. 
  • Lots of room to pitch a tent, drive in with motorhome or pulling a trailer, there is room for all.  Sites are unmarked and your rig must be fully self contained. 
  • There will be a Life Guard and a First Aide Attendant.  Swimming times will be posted.  Canoes, paddles and life jackets are available to be used after being cleared for safety by the lifeguard. 
  • There is a boardwalk to check out that goes partially around the lake. 
  • Fishing too in your spare time.
  • No Smoking at Camp 
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times 
  • No cellphone service available – limited service may be available at the highway. 
  • The Camp Manager has a satellite phone for use only in Emergencies.